MUST READ BOOK OF THE DECADE: FAST FOOD NATION by Eric Schlosser

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    Feb 24, 2008 12:07 AM GMT
    I cannot believe what I am reading. Utterly disgusting and pathetic. I love my country. I really do.

    That said, I am so sick of the undeniable fact that this country is built on undeserving credit, free labor, and dirty politicians.

    Not every republican is responsible for this country's demise, but it is well known that predominantly most of the big drug companies and religious organizations, not to mention my point of this discussion, -food corporations, fund them to coerce them into twisting the truth to make each other richer.

    This is an EXCELLENT read, and it brings me closer to hanging up my desire of cooked flesh.
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    Feb 24, 2008 12:08 AM GMT
    Feel free to add any other worthy booksicon_smile.gif
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    Feb 24, 2008 3:20 AM GMT
    I'm reading a new book, "Charlatan," right now. It is hilarious and mind-boggling -- about a phony doctor in the early 1900s who became the country's richest and most famous surgeon. (He transplanted goat testicles to impotent men.) The book recounts another man's decades-long attempt to bust him.

    The NY Times recently reviewed it:

    http://tinyurl.com/38kuqg

    It's a great follow-up to all the recent essays on American stupidity.
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    Feb 24, 2008 4:25 AM GMT
    Sounds interesting, I'll look into it. I haven't read anything good lately, just some old Stephen King novels.
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    Feb 24, 2008 4:34 AM GMT
    I completely agree. Fast Food Nation is a great book. I was inspired to read it after I saw Supersize Me. I can't believe the amount of chemicals that restaurants add to the food to make it look and taste a certain way.

    Here's an excerpt from the book on this subject:

    http://www.rense.com/general7/whyy.htm
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    Feb 24, 2008 4:57 AM GMT
    Well, you have to also realize that the fast food industry's success comes from the simple fact that we americans demand it so much. Where there is a demand in the markets, there will be companies that will be willing to pander to such demand. But this is slowly changing for the better as more and more people are choosing to eat healthy. The fast food chains have realized this and have started to make some of their foods more healthier and adding healthy alternatives to the usual fries and soda drink sides. Well, at least Wendys has done so. Sometimes I would order a grilled chicken sandwich from them along with their side salad and a bottle of aquafina. When I tried doing that at Mcdonalds they simply laughed (no seriously, the cashier laughed at me when I asked her what was healthy to get on their menu).

    Unfortunately, it is also a matter of convenience for people who are on-the-go or are short on time.
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    Feb 24, 2008 6:22 AM GMT



    143 million pounds of beef recalled. READ THIS BOOK!!!!
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    Feb 24, 2008 12:33 PM GMT
    seen the movie. yep, disturbingly sad.
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    Feb 24, 2008 6:21 PM GMT
    I happen to be reading "Fast Food Nation" right now. Great book, I highly recommend it to everyone.
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    Feb 24, 2008 9:11 PM GMT

    wow. this is EXACTLY what the book was referring 2.



    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080224/us_nm/hallmark_westland_meat_dc